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The Time of Changes and Commemorations in the Embassy Gardens

What became the tumultuous decade of the 1960s at the Washington Embassy began with landscape gardener Perry Wheeler and Lady Caccia working to revitalize the gardens while enclosing them for additional privacy and protection. 1,618 more words

British Embassy Gardens

The U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock

In their debut album in 1969, the rock band “The Chicago Transit Authority” (later shortened to “Chicago”) asked the musical question, “Does anybody really know what time it is?”  Well, if anybody can answer that question, it would be the people at the United States Naval Observatory (USNO), located in Northwest D.C. 378 more words


The Embassy Gardens in Post-War Recovery

The Immediate Post-War Years

The monarch’s birthday celebration in the gardens of British Embassy, last held in 1938, was revived in June 1947. The ambassador who greeted guests entering through the wooden Lutyens garden gate was the unconventional, if not eccentric, Archibald Clark Kerr, 1st Baron Inverchapel. 2,113 more words

British Embassy Gardens

Our D.C. favorites: Really Walking the Avenue

Massachusetts Avenue is the grand boulevard of Washington D.C. It cuts diagonally through the city, passing through some of D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. On a lovely, spring-like day, my husband and I walked the length of Mass Ave from Northwest to Southeast. 367 more words

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We had some snow

I want to understand buildings in snow after I saw this. I will try to document some of my favorite buildings under snow.